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Which Marvel Character will Terrence Howard Play Next?

Plus: ALPHA FLIGHT, MAI, MARMADUKE and more!

By Rob M. Worley     May 18, 2010
Source: Various


Comics2Film: Terrence Howard and BLACK PANTHER
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Which Marvel character will Terrence Howard play next? Plus: Director eyeballs 'Alpha Flight' movie. Director eyeballs 'Mai: The Psychic Girl' movie. Fans eyeball Spanish 'Marmaduke' poster and more! Available for slightly less money than a new Bo Obama, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.18!

 

 

 

Burton Revisiting MAI: THE PSYCHIC GIRL?

According to a barely-readable report on Latino Review, Tim Burton is somehow attached to direct a feature film version of the manga 'Mai: The Psychic' girl.

According to Wikipedia the 1980s-era Manga by Kazuya Kudo and Ryoichi Ikegami focuses on a 14 year-old girl with psychic abilities who "is being pursued by the Wisdom Alliance, an organization which secretly strives to control the world. The alliance already controls four other powerful psychic children, and it has hired the Kaieda Intelligence Agency to capture Mai."

Burton made a run at the property nearly 20 years ago with screenwriters Larry Wilson ('Beetle Juice') and Caroline Thompson (frequent Burton collaborator). It has apparently been changing hands at the studios ever since. According to the report Burton has personally acquired the rights to the film.

Will it be the next project for Burton? It's hard to say. Following his box office win with 'Alice in Wonderland' the filmmaker has been attached to several potential projects, including the rumored 'Addams Family' 3D film, 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' and the toy-based 'Monsterpocalypse'.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

SPLICE Guy Wants ALPHA FLIGHT Too?

'Splice' director Vincenzo Natali is once again chatting with MTV Splash Page about comic book movies. He's previously professed his love for 'Swamp Thing' but also has his eye on a certain Marvel team.

"I'll put this out there: maybe Alpha Flight," Natali, a resident of Canada said.

"I thought that would be interesting, to give a little Canadian angle on the superhero mythology," he futher explained. "It's an interesting group and it had a lot of different members, so you can take it in a number of different directions. I think it would be cool."

He also admits that's all just dreaming on his part and wants to wait for the superhero genre to cool before wading into those waters.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

  • Thanks to everyone who has submitted reports about a certain actor being attached to appear either in an 'Ant-Man' feature film or 'The Avengers'. However, C2F at Mania is not repeating the rumor here as we can't find any credible source to confirm.
     
  • Variety reviewed the comic-strip based 'Tamara Drewe' - "Pic reps a satirical but soft-biting swipe at contempo middle-class mores among Blighty's chattering countryside classes. Told with bold comic brushstrokes by helmer Stephen Frears, more in 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' form than 'The Queen,' the film should draw B.O. earnings on the former's scale, performing best domestically."
     
  • The Hollywood Reporter also reviewed 'Tamara Drewe' - "Bright and amusing comedy about the foibles and loves of writers in bucolic Hardy country."
     
  • Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

MARMADUKE Spanish Poster

New MARMADUKE Poster

'Marmaduke' fans will find a new poster for the kids movie online at IMPAwards.com with the Great Dane telling moviegoers "It's time to have a Great time."

For a great time, and a look at the poster click the thumbnail at right.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

Will Terrence Howard Play Another Marvel Character?

Fans know well that when 'Iron Man' made its first run, launching Marvel as a bankable studio, it was not actor Don Cheadle playing the role of Jim Rhodes, but rather Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard. Howard was the first actor cast in the movie and has been credited with attracting start Robert Downey Jr to the lead role.

Fans also know well that Marvel tried to negotiate Howard's rather princely salary down for the sequel and ultimately replaced him with Cheadle. At the time Howard, very understandably, seemed stung by the turn of events. In an interview he expressed he expressed his dismay.

"Good faith negotiations aren't always held up," he said as an apparent swipe at Marvel.

"Even friendships, people that you support," he began as what seemed to be a comment aimed at Downey.

However, with 'Iron Man 2' in theaters, Howard took a moment to chat with E! Online to let everyone know it's all good. While he hasn't yet seen the sequel he said he plans to and he may even end up in an upcoming Marvel project.

"Despite the customary idea or thought that there's some controversy, it was a wonderful split and I know that they've done well," Howard said, apparently not recalling his 2008 interview.

As for his one-time friend Howard said, "Robert Downey Jr. was born to play that part and it was wonderful that that part has given him the stature that he was supposed to hold before. For me to have recommended him, it means all the more so that I helped someone get to where they are supposed to go."

And his relationship with Marvel?

"Marvel and I are now talking about doing some other things. And Don Cheadle wanted to play that part before I wanted to play it, so everything is very well."

Of course, that last bit is the most intriguing thing. What might Marvel and Howard be talking about doing?

The comment is completely vague and therefore anything that follows is completely speculation, but lets speculate:

If we're assuming Howard would play a black character, then the most prominent and suitable one for him, in the opinion of Comics2Film at Mania, would be 'The Black Panther'. He may not seem to be physically on model for the character, but In our encounters with Howard doing press for the first 'Iron Man', he definitely gives off an air of dignity and leadership that we'd want to see in a big-screen T'Challa. And who's to say that 'The Avengers' movie will be limited to characters that have appeared in the other movies? Walk-on bits in the super group pic could be spun off into feature films.

What do you think Maniacs? Will Howard return to the Marvel fold? If so, what character should Howard play next?

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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KidLo 5/18/2010 8:20:40 AM

To avoid confusion,I don't think he should play any role that would tie him so closely to the Avengers...unless he plays Vision.

Rheul_home 5/18/2010 8:39:13 AM

Bring on an Alpha Flight movie! Make it a trilogy that ends at issue 12 and weve got a new number 1 for todays WTF List!. Seriously, base it on Byrnes run and we've got a winner. I dont know if the full team will fit but AF has always had a mystic/natural bend so the cast should be Guardian, Sasquach, Puck, & Shaman maybe Snowbird. Marina might be a bit much. Put Northstar and Auraura on Beta Flight and join the main team in the end. The villains? 7 Beasts and for the sequel, The Master with Gamma Flight as his muscle!

Im going on record as saying I Howard is the wrong guy to play Black Panther. I dont think he would go anywhere near another Marvel film anyway. He's just paying lip service in that interview.

Wiseguy 5/18/2010 8:53:15 AM

I wonder if Alphan Flight would fall under Fox's domain of the X-Men/mutant family. The team made it's debut and is closely associated with the X titles. I for one would totally love an AF film as long as Sasquatch is done just like the comics

Really surprised to hear Howard and Marvel have kissed and made up. Really don't see him as Black Panther. I think Doctor/Brother VooDoo would be a better fit but would Marvel even include this character in their film slate? Maybe they can duplicate Blade's succes of a 3rd string character and one of the few black ones to star in their own film. Other than that most characters I picture with rough/tough  edge that I just don't see in Howard

Rob, come on, you can't throw a teaser rumor like that and leave us hanging. Who's this rumor about, I haven't heard anything recently except for the 2 obvious names that pop up with AntMan and Avengers directors, Nathan Fillion and/or Simon Pegg. Anyone else would be news to me. Now I have to go troll the net for answers, thanks a lot :)

Chris Beveridge 5/18/2010 8:58:07 AM

 Byrne's story, those first twelve issues, still resonate with me all these years later. I'd love to see those characters come alive.

lracors 5/18/2010 9:19:17 AM

Alpha Flight the 1st classic 12 issues would be awesome.

OmegaDean 5/18/2010 9:44:57 AM

Please don't cast Howard as the Black Panther.  If there is a god above hear my prayers.  All you maniacs out here please let's start an online petition right now... Terrance Howard should not play any marvel characters especially the black panther.  God please NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Alpha Flight bring it.  I just hope Marvel Studios does it and not Fox.  Byrne's run on Alpha Flight yes please use that as the source material. 

Hobbs 5/18/2010 10:18:46 AM

Funny how a potential new movie part makes Howard kiss and make up with Marvel...until they screw him again.

I was never a fan of Alpha Flight even during the Byrne year.  Though the episode with Hudson burning up was cool.  Heather walked in and disturbed him if I remember correctly.  Overall, the characters were not that interesting except for maybe Puck and Heather when she took over leadership. 

Not against the movie I just think there is so much more out there in the Marvel universe they could go for first.

Hobbs 5/18/2010 10:19:23 AM

Whoops, said episode I meant issue. 

Matador 5/18/2010 10:21:08 AM

Maybe they want to use Terrance Howard for the voice of Howard the Duck. Just a thought.

Matador 5/18/2010 10:25:15 AM

On a serious note Terrance Howard would be a best attached as the Falcon the best bud to Capt. A. better than playing T'Chaka.

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